Misc. Kid's Health News

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12/18/2013
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

12/18/2013
Obese Kids Might Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone

But whether extra weight actually causes stress isn't clear, researcher says

12/18/2013
12/17/2013
Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

12/16/2013
Health Tip: Holiday Safety Suggestions

Use flame-retardant decorations

12/12/2013
Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity

Films condemn obesity, but 'glamorize' inactivity, study finds

12/11/2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/10/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

If possible, use cordless window covers

12/9/2013
Drug Labels Still Lack Infant Info, Study Finds

Research to measure effects on newborns may be needed, researchers say

12/9/2013
Kids' Liver Transplant Success Varies by Race, Research Shows

Whites much more likely to survive than blacks, study finds

12/5/2013
Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia

Researchers find new insight into reading disorder

12/5/2013
Health Tip: Limit Lead Exposure for Kids

Try to stay elsewhere if your older home is being remodeled

12/4/2013
Health Tip: Prevent Headaches in Teens

Enough regular sleep can help

12/4/2013
Health Tip: Toys to Avoid for Young Children

Any that include straps or strings

12/3/2013
Health Tip: Cleaning Baby Bottles

Sterilize them to kill germs

12/2/2013
How Worried Are Parents About Kids' Online Safety?

Study suggests race, ethnicity, other factors affect their level of concern

12/2/2013
Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

11/27/2013
Parents Who Set, Stick to Rules May Help Kids Stay Slim

Australian study found it was more important than what Mom or Dad weighed

11/27/2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

Put yourself in his or her shoes

11/26/2013
Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease

Drug previously tied to birth defects helped induce remission in children with difficult-to-treat disease

11/26/2013
Brain Connections Strengthen As Kids Sleep, Study Suggests

Implications of inadequate shuteye still aren't clear

11/26/2013
Health Tip: Limiting Kids' TV Time

Set and enforce rules

11/22/2013
50 Years Later, the Kennedy Assassination Still Haunts a Generation

As children, Baby Boomers absorbed the violence, shock and sense of vulnerability -- and can't forget

11/21/2013
Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

'Star Wars'-like gadgets causing serious injuries, doctors say

11/21/2013
Health Tip: Is Your Child Overloaded?

Signs that he's under too much stress

11/20/2013
Health Tip: Track Your Child's Sleep

A sleep diary can help identify problems

11/19/2013
Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit, Research Shows

Large study of running fitness in recent decades found today's children are much slower

11/19/2013
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Overweight

Openly support efforts to lose extra pounds

11/18/2013
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

But whether one causes the other isn't clear

11/18/2013
Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says

Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat

Offer the right liquids to drink

11/14/2013
Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

Encouraging students to try nutritious foods worked, study found

11/14/2013
Teens Who Are Night Owls May Struggle in School

Study found staying up late translated into lower GPA scores, more emotional problems

11/14/2013
Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression

Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

11/14/2013
11/14/2013
Health Tip: Uninflated Balloons Aren't Safe for Young Children

They are the leading cause of child suffocation

11/12/2013
Music Training May Boost Young Brains, Studies Suggest

Effects appear strongest when kids start lessons before age 7

11/11/2013
Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

11/11/2013
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds

But experts say research can't link exposure to real-life crime among kids

11/11/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Mishaps at Restaurants

Have the waiter remove any candles

11/8/2013
Kids in Southern U.S. More Likely to Have Hay Fever: Study

But escaping allergens isn't just a matter of moving, experts say

11/8/2013
Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Around Animal Exhibits

Wash hands after leaving the petting zoo

11/7/2013
Parental Stress, Domestic Violence May Affect Kids' Development: Study

Although no direct link was found, researchers suggest screening children for risk factors

11/6/2013
Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms

Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

11/6/2013
IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

British researchers followed more than 100,000 children for 17 years

11/4/2013
Childhood Obesity Again Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

Study compared onset age of breast development in 1997 and now

11/4/2013
Kids Who Add Sleep Can Subtract Pounds, Study Suggests

But other lifestyle factors also influence weight control, experts say

10/31/2013
Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

10/31/2013
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies

Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards